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Top Answer: One of the best aspects of the solution is the indexing. It's already indexed to all the fields in the category. We don't need to spend so much extra effort to do the indexing. It's great.
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Algolia helps businesses across industries quickly create relevant, scalable, and lightning fast search and discovery experiences. Algolia’s mission is to make every search interaction meaningful and rewarding. Our hosted platform reduces the complexity of building relevant digital experiences. More than 7,500 companies like WW, Lacoste, Twitch, Medium and Stripe rely on Algolia’s enterprise-grade APIs to manage over 60 billion search queries a month.

Founded in 2012, Algolia is backed by $74M in funding from Accel Partners, Alven Capital, Point Nine Capital and Storm Ventures. The team is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Paris, London, New York, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit

Solr is highly reliable, scalable and fault tolerant, providing distributed indexing, replication and load-balanced querying, automated failover and recovery, centralized configuration and more. Solr powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest internet sites.
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Birchbox, Twitch, Lacoste, Stripe, WW, Medium, Cousera, National Geographic, Zendesk, Magento
eHarmony, Sears, StubHub, Best Buy, Instagram, Netflix, Disney, AT&T, eBay, AOL, Bloomberg, Comcast, Ticketmaster, Travelocity, MTV Networks
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company11%
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Algolia is ranked 8th in Search as a Service while Solr is ranked 6th in Search as a Service with 2 reviews. Algolia is rated 0.0, while Solr is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Solr writes "The Natural Language Search capability is helpful and intuitive for our users". Algolia is most compared with Amazon AWS CloudSearch, ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Azure Search and Amazon Kendra, whereas Solr is most compared with Azure Search, Amazon Kendra, ELK Elasticsearch, Amazon AWS CloudSearch and Amazon Athena.

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